§ SIR FREDERICK HEYGATE
said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, What is the amount, by the proposed Reform Bill, of the annual beneficial interest in a copyhold or leasehold property situate in a borough which will convey to a resident in a borough a vote for the county, as is now done by an annual freehold interest of forty shillings?
§ MR. BEACH
wished to know, at the same time, whether the 19th section of the Reform Act governs the qualification of copyholders, and the 20th section that of leaseholders in a borough to vote for a county?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, the case is as stated by the hon. Member for North Hampshire, and I apprehend that the 19th and 20th sections of the Act contain a complete description and answer to the Question of the hon. Baronet (Sir Frederick Heygate). The vote is given generally to the copyholds of the clear annual value of £10, and to leaseholds of the clear annual value of £10, if the lease in respect of which the elector claims to vote was originally granted for not less than sixty years, and to leaseholds of the clear annual value of £50 if the lease was originally granted for not less than twenty years. There is a provision also as to sub-leases and assignees of leaseholds. These sections remain untouched by the Bill. It is by the repeal of the following section, the 21st, that the class of voters referred to are let in.